Since I’ve become more adventurous with color sartorially, my default summer inclination is to get something bright or bold in every outfit.  One day last week, however, I woke up to grey skies and high temperatures, and I decided to just go with it.

This houndstooth romper has a slight punk edge to it, and was perfect for drinks on the Lower East Side.  The iridescent purple and grey finish on my Miista clutch was reminiscent of dramatic stormy skies, and the whole look felt just right for the day.

Houndstooth romper: Forever 21+ 

Oversized “flip paint” clutch: Miista (sold out in this color, but available here in “Dragonfly,” an amazing iridescent green, or here in an oversize floral x-ray-esque print) And if you really love this finish, you can get it on a pair of excellent Miista oxfords (currently on sale).

Woven black flats: Blowfish (on sale!)

[Photo by Shainna of A Thick Girl’s Closet]